LAIIX-Requirements

To ensure that the LAIIX exchanges can provide stable and reliable service, TELEHOUSE must insist that all members follow the requirements described below.

TELEHOUSE reserves the right to disable ports that violate the requirements.

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Established in 1996 and founded by TELEHOUSE, LAIIX Peering Exchange is one of the largest neutral internet exchange points on the US West Coast in the World. View our peering members

LAIIX Allowed Traffic

1. Physical Layer

Ethernet interfaces attached to the LAIIX shall be explicitly configured with duplex and speed and shall not be auto-sensing.

2. MAC Layer

Frames forwarded to the LAIIX ports shall have one of the following ethertypes.

  • 0x0800 – IPv4
  • 0x0806 – ARP
  • 0x86dd – IPv6

Only one MAC source address shall be used on each port allocated to you on the LAIIX.

Member shall not connect equipment with MAC-layer switching or bridging capabilities to more than one port on the NYIIX/LAIIX.

Member shall not connect equipment with MAC-layer switching or bridging capabilities if member opt for trunk configuration (Etherchannel) or 802.3ad configuration. Trunk configuration shall be granted only for Layer 3 equipment.

Member shall disclose the configuration of equipment with MAC-layer switching or bridging capabilities if the equipment has/will have private connections to other LAIIX members in order to verify that there is/will be no possible MAC-layer loop.

Frames forwarded to the LAIIX ports shall not be addressed to a multicast or broadcast MAC destination address except as follows, or unless otherwise designated for multicast use by TELEHOUSE.

  • ARP
  • IPv6 ND

Traffic for link-local protocols shall not be forwarded to the LAIIX ports except for the following.

  • ARP
  • IPv6 ND
  • Link local protocols include but are not limited to:
  • IRDP
  • ICMP redirects
  • IEEE802 Spanning Tree
  • Vendor proprietary protocols (e.g. CDP, EDP, MOP, DTP)
  • Interior routing protocol broadcasts (e.g. OSPF, ISIS, IGRP, EIGRP)
  • BOOTP/DHCP

Member must disable Proxy ARP on all interfaces connected to the LAIIX.

ll interfaces on member’s equipment that are connected to the LAIIX shall only use those VLAN tags assigned by TELEHOUSE in conformance with the IEEE 802.1q standard if the VLAN tags are needed.

3. IP Layer

  • ll IP interfaces on member’s equipment that are connected to the LAIIX shall only use IP addresses assigned by TELEHOUSE (IPv4, IPv6) for LAIIX.
  • ll IP interfaces on member’s equipment that are connected to the LAIIX must have network masks set to include the entire LAIIX as specified by TELEHOUSE (IPv4) and (IPv6).
  • All exchange of routes across the LAIIX network shall be via BGP4(+).
  • Each member must have a unique Autonomous System number (ASN) assigned by the ICANN-designated Regional Internet Registry.
  • IP address spaces assigned to the NYIIX/LAIIX peering LAN shall not be advertised to other networks without explicit permission of the NYIIX/LAIIX.

4. Broadcast/Multicast

Members shall keep the amount of broadcast and multicast to a minimum. Members shall not ping or keep BGP sessions with non-existing members.

5. Connection to the production switch

  • Members shall not be connected to the production switch until the technical requirements specified above are met.
  • In the event that Member changes the configuration of the equipment attached to the LAIIX, TELEHOUSE may repeat the activation procedure to see if the Member meets the technical requirements specified above.

These requirements are put in place to minimize the risk of potential instability to the peering environment

No-export of LAIIX peering LAN

IP address space assigned to LAIIX Peering LANs shall not be advertised to other networks without explicit permission of Telehouse America.

Visit our NYIIX Website for more information on our New York Peering Exchange

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LAIIX is available at the following Los Angeles Locations:

  • 1 Wilshire
  • 626 Wilshire

 

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